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Fuel Mileage

Postby pasnowgoer » February 2nd, 2004, 12:14 pm

I have a 2003 Polaris 800 XC SP with an M-10 suspension. I thought that my fuel mileage would be around 10 to 12 MPG. However, it was around 8 MPG the other weekend. I know that other manufacturers are getting better fuel mileage, but is there anyone else with the same machine that is getting mileage?
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Postby PA500XCSP » February 2nd, 2004, 12:22 pm

I have an 03 500 XCSP all stock and 8 - 9 is all I get. How much fun can you affor to have?
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Postby mikeman15 » February 2nd, 2004, 12:29 pm

i would have to say you are doing good if your getting 8MPG because if his is a 500 and yours is a 800 you are doing good because yours is a bigger motor so..... like he said how much fun can you afford to have?
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Postby snofisher » February 2nd, 2004, 12:40 pm

a friend i ride with was getting about 9 on his 700 classic touring (03). now he is getting about 14. he loosened up the track some, plus he now has almost 2000 miles on his sled. I think he also lowered the clips in his carb 1 spot. on my sled, a 99 xc600 if i run anything but premium gas i get 6 or 7 mpg, but if i run premium i get 10 to 12.
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Postby Long time cat man » February 2nd, 2004, 12:53 pm

My ZRT-800 gets between 8 1/2 & 10 1/2 mpg, depends on how hard I ride it, the temperature, and the snow conditions. With 230 lbs. on a 675 lb. sled, I don't expect much!
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Postby colebooth » February 3rd, 2004, 6:15 am

you mite me to replace the hyfaxes or called slides they are down on the bottom of the track . e mail me with questions
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Postby luvthemud » February 3rd, 2004, 7:33 am

13 mpg with my f7
2004 Red Team Arctic F7
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Postby kenlacy » February 3rd, 2004, 10:36 am

Particularly with M-10 you will want to run the track much looser than the reccommended. Also, sleds come jetted extremely fat from the factory. I do not know what the 03 specs are - but on my 02 XC8 with M-10 stocks was 500's - can safely go down to 480's - that'll give ya a little more gas mileage along with better performance.
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Postby alwayspolaris » February 5th, 2004, 12:48 pm

i couldn't go 100 miles on a tank when i got my 2004 800xc. the choke cable was not prorerly adjusted from the factory. there should be a little bit of play in the cable.
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Postby DooSki7c » February 5th, 2004, 12:57 pm

Big engine, lots of fuel, thats all there is to it. There is one solution, but that includes switching brands, which i doubt would happen. Ski-doo's SDI series engines are incredible. 16-20 mpg has been the claims from various owners. 16 with the renegade series and up to 20 with a standard mxz sport. the 800HO from skidoo is the same way 9 to 10mph, depending on how hard you are on the throttle.

I'm curious to see how the new 1000CC 2 Stroke SDI is going to do, look for it in 2005 in a REV chassis. I just got the confirmation today.
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